JTAG Smart Updater is a Joomla component (currently available for Joomla versions 1.5, 1.6, 1.7), which has the ability to update any previously installed JoomlaTag extensions to their latest version, as soon as it’s available.
The JTAG Smart Updater component works only in Joomla’s administration back-end, where it lists all update-ready extensions directly from the JoomlaTag.com database. In this list you will see any new versions (if available) for your previously installed JoomlaTag extensions. From there, you can easily update them with a single click (it takes some time for the process to complete, so please be patient and wait until you see the loading indicator disappear).
The update process can be split into three major steps:
Before re-installing any extension and updating it to its latest version, the JTAG Smart Updater creates a ZIP backup of the older extension code in order to prevent loss of any customizations that the customers have applied themselves.
The JTAG Smart Updater is designed to store only 1 final backup per extension, which means that if you keep your customizations with the backup, you need to archive it, before doing another update, as it will be replaced with the next extension backup.Whilst the ZIP archive will contain only the latest backup, no data tables will be deleted from the database, instead each extension table is safely copied before it's updated to the latest version. All older tables are kept in the database, until the customer decides to delete them manually.